Though some units shipped early, formal availability for Samsung's new Galaxy S21 series starts today. That means "pre-order" is now "buy" at most retailers, and many of the early pre-order credit promotions are gone. However, trade-in values at Samsung's store remain pretty great, and you can still get $50-100 (or more) in store credit, plus a SmartTag.
With your inbox inundated by plenty of promotional deals, coupons, and order confirmations from the Black Friday weekend, you may have missed the extra little gift Google floated your way last Monday. Right now, select users can save $10 on their next Google Store online purchase, but they only have until the end of 2019 to redeem it. Here's what you need to do to see if you're eligible for these savings.
Although the Galaxy Fold is finally set to be released in the coming weeks, the company is placing one last roadblock for those that pre-ordered the phone. Customers who have held onto their spot in the queue since orders were first opened are now losing their place in line, as pre-orders placed through Samsung's site are now being canceled. Those affected are getting a $250 credit for anything at Samsung's online storefront.
Google's new Pixel 3a and 3a XL launched today, and not only are they affordable, they're legitimately great. Starting at $399, they bring a lot of what people like about the full-fat Pixel experience — i.e., the software and the camera — to a much more palatable price point. And if that weren't enough, you can secure $100 in store credit when you purchase one of the new phones direct from Google.
Samsung always gives out some sort of bonus with its flagship pre-orders, and this time was no different. All Galaxy S10 pre-orders were supposed to come with a pair of the company's brand-new Galaxy Buds, but the pre-order supply of those has already been depleted. As a result, Samsung is now offering $130 in store credit instead.
The Google Store is currently running quite a few sales on everything from the Pixel 2 XL to the Chromecast Ultra for Father's Day. Purchasing a Pixel 2 with a Home Mini will get you a $150 credit for future purchases, the Clips is $50 off, and there are several deals for Home/Wifi products.
Update, 8 AM Pacific: Predictably, both the Nexus 6 and the discounted G Watch are out of stock. You can still grab $50 of Play Store credit with the purchases of any other Android Wear device or the Nexus 9.